The No. 10 Villanova Wildcats (1-0) head to No. 16 Ohio State to play the Buckeyes (2-0) in a game that will likely be low scoring. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Villanova Wildcats at Ohio State Buckeyes Free Prediction
The Wildcats will be hoping for similar success after blowing out the Army West Point Black Knights in their last outing, 97-54. The Wildcats had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (41.2 vs. 13.0) and had a better free throw rate (0.188 vs. 0.109). Villanova received a boost from Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, who was the game’s leading scorer with 24 points on 9-for-14 shooting.
In the Buckeyes’ last outing, they won big over the UMass Lowell River Hawks, 76-56. The Buckeyes had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.570 vs. 0.369) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (27.8 vs. 24.4). With 13 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson played well.
Half-court execution will be at a premium when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams clash. Ohio State ranks 302nd in possessions per game (66.5) and Villanova is 323rd (65.8) dating back to the 2018-19 season.
Villanova vs. Ohio State Pick
Free Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Ohio State
Villanova ranks fourth in three pointers attempted per game (30.0) while Ohio State ranks 181st (22.0).
The Wildcats rank 48th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Buckeyes rank 145th (6.2).
Ohio State averages 14.1 assists per game, which ranks 102nd in the country. Villanova ranks 194th in assists allowed per game (13.6).
The Wildcats rank 13th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Buckeyes rank 87th (2.9).